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Rise of the Robo-Reporter

Posted by izzyabraham
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on Monday, 30 April 2012
in Digital Blogs

More than a year ago, The Economist published a story on 3D printing.  This is a manufacturing technology which transforms the blueprint on your screen into a solid thing on your desk.

It sounded amazing regardless of the fact that it could take away the employment of factory workers.

But skip ahead into the present day and it’s not so wonderful when there’s the prospect of losing your own job to a computer. Instead of the looming death of print, there’s a new monster on journalism’s horizon:
the algorithm.

Conflict is in our Nature

Posted by Jawellnofine
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on Thursday, 12 April 2012
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My response to that headline is: ja right!

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Democracy Shmocracy

Posted by Jawellnofine
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on Monday, 19 March 2012
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The concept of democracy, in the global sense, is much desired, but the underlying undercurrent behind the tenet of democracy - two wolves and a sheep deciding on what’s for dinner - is not a sobering thought. But, given that democracy is bashed around like a tennis ball at a tennis tournament, surely there must be more to the idea than that what meets the eye?

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